Questions about veins answered by Dr Nick Morrison

Q. What can happen if diseased veins are left untreated?
A.  Left untreated, diseased veins will cause worsening symptoms and appearance. Uncommonly these veins may result in ulcers or external bleeding, and rarely blood clots that could travel to the lungs, brain or heart, and may cause death.

Q. How much time is involved in each type of treatment and how soon will I see results?
A.  Treatment sessions are usually 45 to 60 minutes. Most cases require three to six treatments, depending on the severity of the condition. In some cases, results are immediate; others may take a few weeks or months for complete improvement. We also recommend the use of support stockings to maintain the results.

Q. What is the success rate of today’s varicose vein treatments?
A.  At the Morrison Vein Institute, we follow up with our patients the next day, then regularly throughout the first year. After one year, our success rate is over 90 percent.

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